Fun Dance Event Rules


Adult/Senior competitors:  Must be Ballroom Amateur DanceSport Athlete or Social Dance members in good standing of USA Dance.

Collegiate competitors: Must be Ballroom Amateur DanceSport Student Athlete, Ballroom Amateur DanceSport Athlete, or Social Dance members of USA Dance in good standing. Must be currently enrolled in a collegiate program leading to a degree or have graduated from a collegiate degree program within the past 6 months and no older than 35.

All events at this competition are gender neutral. This means that regardless of a dancer’s gender, they are welcome to compete in the role that best suits them and all amateur couples of any configuration will compete on the floor together.

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Qualifying for Nationals

No qualification is needed to participate in Amateur Fun Dance events.

Amateur Dance Events

Night Club

Dance Events

  • West Coast Swing
  • Hustle
  • Argentine Tango
  • Merengue
  • Country 2-step
  • Salsa
  • Bachata

Awards and Scholarships

Finalists will receive ribbons.

Award ceremonies will be held throughout the competition.

Age Categories

Classifications Age
Adult A 19 - 30
Adult B 31 - 40
Adult C 41 - 50
Adult D 51 - 60
Adult E 61 - 70
Adult F 71+

Parental or Guardian Approval Required for Minors

Written approval of a parent or legal guardian is required for all athletes under the age of 18. This must be presented at time of package pick up.

Format and Entry Divisions

Events consist of one dance.

Competitor Fees

Competitor fees for Social Fun Dances are $25 per dance. Entrance to the ballroom for the session must be purchased separately if not taking part in National competitive events.

Refund Policy

Competitors who cancel by Friday, February 16, 2024, will receive a 75% refund of their entry fees; those cancelling between February 16, 2024, and March 1, 2024, will receive a 50% refund. Those cancelling after March 1, 2024, will not receive refunds.


The scoring system used is the skating system. The best combined score for all dances determines placement in the event.

Competition Efficiency

The organizer reserves the right to cancel events for which there are an insufficient number of entries.